|Grace cheerleaders win national championship|
The Grace Episcopal School Cheerleaders won 1st place in the Non-Tumbling Division, earning the title of National Champions at the UCA 2009 National High School Cheerleading Championship this past weekend.
The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. The NHSCC is held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, and will be nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2.
The squad includes 8th grade cheerleaders: Lydia Bracy, Laura Dona, Jamie Ross, Lucy Shackelford. 7th grade cheerleaders: Hannah Griffin, Ashleigh Adams, Melissa Centola, Cate Creed, Kelly Newman, Anna Beth Sager, SuSu Shackelford, Katie Trettin. Head coach: Tara Knight. Assistant coaches: Stephen Martinez and Erin Taylor.
Cheerleading sponsors include Tony Bruscato, George Campbell, Caples & Robinson, Creed & Creed, Bo & Katherine Hardy, Hudson Potts & Berstein Attorneys at Law, James Machine Works, Mer Rouge State Bank, Monroe Welding Supply, The Muffin Tin, The Orthopaedic Clinic, Ouachita Community Hospital, Taco Bell, Ron Alexander, Dr. & Mrs. Brian Bulloch, The Creamery, Family Eye Care, Nancy Greene, Jesse Harrison & Associates, J. Eric Lavespere D.D.S., Lefebvre Veterinary Medical Center, Liner's Carpets, Inc., Pearl Pumphrey's, Princeton Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center, John & Angela Nolen, Signatures by Linda Reeves, Randy Smith Jewelers, Elbert & Linda Via, CPA, Ronald Woods, M.D., A Nails, William R. Boles, Jr., Daffodils, Ronnie & Dorothy Davidson, The Gingerbread House, Ed Hannum, Herringstone's, Intelligent Designs/Bedbugs, Le Boutique, McMullen & Brown Endodontics, Merrill Lynch, Rene Patton, Piney Grove Baptist Church, Norene Smith, Spats Drug, The Toggery, Sheriff Mike Tubbs, Village Pharmacy of Mer Rouge, Wal Mart of Bastrop, Young Asset Management, Cormiers, Community Trust Bank, Doodlez, The Downs Law Firm, Farm Supply of Mer Rouge, Ann Fugler, Garden District Pets, H. Mickel Sports, Melvyn's, Monroe Medical Clinic Pharmacy, Joe Romano, Taylor Rental, Timbermill Frame & Gift, Tummy Yummy Creations.